ERIC Number: ED369845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Realizing Our Nation's Diversity as an Opportunity. Alternatives to Sorting America's Children. Final Report.
Common Destiny Alliance, College Park, MD.
This report contains information shared with participants of the 1992 Common Destiny Conference, which focused on the consequences of academic tracking and other sorting practices that often result in the separation of children by race, class, or ethnicity. The conference also highlighted the latest relevant research on tracking and ability grouping. The report is divided into the following chapters: "Why America Believes in Tracking and How it Determines Students' Opportunities to Learn"; "Ollie Taylor's Story: How Tracking and Ability Grouping Affects Our Children"; "Alternatives to Ability Grouping"; "Effective Detracking: Implementing Alternatives"; "Lessons from Efforts to Detrack Schools"; "What Next? How to Promote Alternatives to Ability Grouping"; and "Why Ability Grouping Must End." Appendices contain lists of the Common Destiny Alliance organizational and research partners and the conference speakers and workshop presenters. (Contains 69 references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Common Destiny Alliance, College Park, MD.